Bhutan has a unique policy of sustainable tourism, requiring all visitors to book their trip through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator and imposing a minimum daily fee. This fee covers accommodation, meals, transportation, and a licensed guide. The minimum daily fee varies depending on the season and the type of accommodation chosen. Generally, the minimum daily fee for high season (March-May, September-November) ranges from $250-$290 per person per night for a group of three or more people, and $280-$320 per person per night for a group of two people. During low season (December-February, June-August), the minimum daily fee ranges from $200-$240 per person per night for a group of three or more people, and $230-$270 per person per night for a group of two people.
The minimum daily fee includes standard accommodations in a three-star hotel, but visitors can upgrade to higher-end accommodations for an additional fee. Some popular high-end accommodations in Bhutan include Uma by COMO in Paro, Taj Tashi in Thimphu, and Amankora in Bumthang.
It's important to note that the minimum daily fee covers only the basic amenities and services, and additional activities and services may come at an extra cost. Be sure to check with your tour operator for details on what is included in the minimum daily fee and what additional costs may apply.